Jett
Genre
Created bySebastian Gutierrez
Written bySebastian Gutierrez
Directed bySebastian Gutierrez
Starring
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes9 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producers
Running time53 - 64 minutes
Production companiesFearless Media Group
Gato Negro Films
Release
Original networkCinemax
Original releaseJune 14 (2019-06-14) –
August 9, 2019 (2019-08-09)

Jett is an American action crime drama television series created by Sebastian Gutierrez. It stars Carla Gugino and premiered on June 14, 2019, on Cinemax.[1][2] The drama ended with only 1 season and 9 episodes.

Premise

Jett begins when "fresh out of prison, world-class thief Daisy "Jett" Kowalski is forced back into doing what she does best by dangerous and eccentric criminals determined to exploit her skills for their own ends."[3]

Cast and characters

Main

Recurring

Episodes

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateUS viewers
(millions)
1"Daisy"Sebastian GutierrezSebastian GutierrezJune 14, 2019 (2019-06-14)0.120[4]
2"Charles Junior"Sebastian GutierrezSebastian GutierrezJune 21, 2019 (2019-06-21)0.101[5]
3"Phoenix"Sebastian GutierrezSebastian GutierrezJune 28, 2019 (2019-06-28)0.112[6]
4"Frank Sweeney"Sebastian GutierrezSebastian GutierrezJuly 5, 2019 (2019-07-05)0.125[7]
5"Bennie"Sebastian GutierrezSebastian GutierrezJuly 12, 2019 (2019-07-12)0.178[8]
6"Josie"Sebastian GutierrezSebastian GutierrezJuly 19, 2019 (2019-07-19)0.133[9]
7"Rosalie"Sebastian GutierrezSebastian GutierrezJuly 26, 2019 (2019-07-26)0.134[10]
8"Dillon"Sebastian GutierrezSebastian GutierrezAugust 2, 2019 (2019-08-02)0.109[11]
9"Miljan Bestic"Sebastian GutierrezSebastian GutierrezAugust 9, 2019 (2019-08-09)0.121[12]

Production

Development

On April 18, 2018, it was announced that Cinemax had given the production a straight-to-series order. The series was created by Sebastian Gutierrez who is also set to executive produce, write, and direct for the series. Other executive producers are set to include Mark Stern, Stuart Ford, and Dana Brunetti. Additionally, it was reported that Stacey Levin will serve as a co-executive producer and Kathy Landsberg as a line producer. Production companies involved with the series are expected to include Global Road Entertainment.[3] On May 17, 2019, it was announced that the series will premiere on June 14, 2019.[2]

On January 16, 2020, it was announced that Cinemax had ceased development of all original programming, and that the show was being shopped around to other networks for a potential second season.[13] While there was no subsequent explicit announcement about Jett, by early 2021, Gugino and Gutierrez had started work on a different crime thriller for AGC Studios titled Leopard Skin which includes both White and Jansen in the cast.[14]

Casting

Alongside the series order announcement, it was confirmed that Carla Gugino would star in the series as the titular character Jett.[3] On June 19, 2018, it was announced that Giancarlo Esposito, Elena Anaya, Michael Aronov, Gaite Jansen, Christopher Backus, Gil Bellows, and Violet McGraw had been cast as series regulars and that Jodie Turner-Smith, Gentry White, Lucy Walters, and Mustafa Shakir were set for recurring roles.[15] On August 29, 2018, it was reported that Chivonne Michelle had joined the cast in a recurring capacity.[16]

Filming

Principal photography for the series began on June 11, 2018 and was scheduled to end November 16, 2018 in Toronto and Hamilton, Ontario, Canada[17][18][19]

Critical response

On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the series has an approval rating of 94% with an average rating of 7.5/10, based on 17 reviews. The website's critical consensus states, “Carla Gugino shines in JETT, a stylish – if overtly violent – noir that benefits from its willingness to crank its genre set-pieces up to eleven.”[20] On Metacritic, it has a weighted average score of 65 out of 100, based on 4 critics, indicating “generally favorable reviews”.[21]

References

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  14. ^ White, Peter (February 9, 2021). "Carla Gugino To Star In Crime Thriller Series 'Leopard Skin' For AGC Television". Deadline. Retrieved July 11, 2021.
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